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  • 4/3/17 12:19 pm CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Co. and 3M Innovative Properties Co. filed a patent infringement lawsuit on April 3, 2017, in the District of Delaware against Amphenol Corporation. The suit alleges that certain Amphenol data transmission cable products infringe U.S. Patent No. 8,933,333 titled "Shielded Electrical Cable," and U.S. Patent No. 9,601,236 titled “Shielded Electrical Cable.” 3M’s high-speed data transmission cables, including the 3MTMmore...
  • 3/24/17 2:51 pm CDT
    3M Food Safety today announced its 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Aerobic Count Plates have received AFNOR Certification by NF VALIDATION (Certificate Reference No. 3M 01/17 – 11/16). The 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates had previously received validation through the AOAC® Performance Tested MethodsSM and AOAC® Official Methods of AnalysisSM programs. The validation for the 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates certifies that the plates are equivalent to or better than the reference method whenmore...
  • 3/16/17 7:19 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Scott Safety from Johnson Controls for a total enterprise value of $2.0 billion. Scott Safety is a premier manufacturer of innovative products, including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) systems, gas and flame detection instruments, and other safety devices that complement 3M’s personal safety portfolio.“Personal safety is a core growth business within the 3M portfolio,” said Inge G. Thulin, 3Mmore...
  • 3/13/17 5:00 am CDT
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M has been recognized for its ethics and integrity in doing business by the Ethisphere Institute, which has placed the science-based company on its list of World’s Most Ethical Companies for a fourth year in a row. It is an honor that only four industrial manufacturing companies worldwide can claim this year. “At 3M, it’s not enough to just win in business – it matters how you do it,” said Kristen Ludgate, 3M’s vice president ofmore...
  • 3/9/17 9:43 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M took home the coveted Catalyst Award Wednesday night during a gala ceremony in New York City. Catalyst, a nonprofit organization championing the advancement of women in the workplace, recognized the science-based company for its “I’m in. Accelerating Women’s Leadership” initiative. 3M’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Inge Thulin accepted the award. “Diversity is a competitive weapon for 3M as it spurs new ideasmore...
  • 3/1/17 12:00 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M (NYSE: MMM) today announced the following investor events: J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation, and Industrials Conference in New York, N.Y., on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Nick Gangestad, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will speak at 1:45 p.m. EDT. First-quarter 2017 earnings conference call on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 8 a.m. CDT. The earnings call can be accessed at (800more...
  • 2/27/17 12:00 pm CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn. & SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board (“IPTAB”) in Daejeon, South Korea, recently upheld the validity of all claims of 3M’s Korean Patent No. 1,074,570 titled "Method for Stacking Surface Structured Optical Films.” LMS Co. Ltd. had petitioned the IPTAB to invalidate 3M’s patent in response to a patent infringement lawsuit that 3M Innovative Properties Co. and 3M Korea Ltd. filed against LMS on June 19, 2015, in the Seoulmore...
  • 2/27/17 7:00 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Every vascular catheter used on a patient poses potential for a costly and prevalent central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). Passive disinfection caps for needleless connectors have been shown to reduce the risk of CLABSI. Disinfecting port protectors also eliminate human scrubbing technique variability. However, clinicians haven’t had a passive disinfection solution for stopcocks and hemodialysis catheters – until now. 3M ismore...
  • 2/22/17 7:05 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M, the global innovation company recognized for diversified technology and applying creativity and ingenuity to improve people’s lives, announces a partnership with London-based fashion label Fyodor Golan at London Fashion Week 2017. As designers, industry leaders and fashion enthusiasts gathered from across the globe for the annual event, Fyodor Golan unveiled their unprecedented vibrant collection. 3M Design and Post-it Brand from 3M teamedmore...
  • 2/8/17 10:16 am CST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scrubbing pots and pans has always been a grueling task. Kitchen aids can now cut back on the elbow grease with the new Scotch-Brite™ Dual Purpose Scour Pad 96Hex from 3M. Introducing a new shape that is both longer lasting and user friendly, the hexagonal hand pad features a yellow side with the latest in scouring technology, and a gray side that polishes away fine particles and grease. “In 1958, Scotch-Brite introduced the firstmore...